Leadership Workshops & Retreats

We are an award-winning corporate workshops & services provider. Work with us to plan the perfect leadership workshop or retreat for your team at our unique and inspiring property, just an hour outside of downtown Calgary and minutes from Cochrane, Alberta.

Near Calgary

Enjoy an "out of town" feeling, while being close to Calgary and Cochrane.


Meeting venues, accommodation, dining, personalized service & full property book-outs available.


Fast and reliable WiFi, and audio-visual equipment included.


Our peaceful and inspiring riverside setting is ideal for distraction-free productivity and connection.


We specialize in creating intimate events with a maximum capacity of 60 guests.


4.9 star Google rating, plus over 40 years of experience running retreats & events.


Custom Leadership Workshops & Retreats

Go beyond the boardroom. Hold your leadership training workshop, leadership retreat or executive strategy sessions in a quiet and inspiring environment to foster learning, growth and impactful change. Our stunning 145 acre property provides the perfect off-site setting, and is conveniently located just an hour outside of Calgary and minutes from Cochrane. Our experienced team can work with your facilitator, or can connect you with one of our trusted partners, to plan the perfect leadership development event for your needs. Contact us to start planning your event today!

Single-Day Workshops

All of our indoor and outdoor venues are available to book individually for single-day (non-overnight) use for up to 60 people, with the option to book out the whole property for your exclusive use.

Overnight Retreats

For multi-day events or overnight use, we are pleased to offer all-inclusive event packages including on-site dining and accommodation for up to 50 peoplewith the option to book out the whole property.


Our All-Inclusive Offerings

So much more than just a venue, The Crossing at Ghost River provides everything you need in one convenient location including personalized planning services, multiple indoor & outdoor event spaces to choose from, 27 homey guest rooms, specially prepared menus from our top-tier culinary team, and various social spaces for you to connect with your colleagues. Escape to the stunning Alberta foothills for your next leadership retreat.

Discover our unique, well-equipped, meeting spaces and conference rooms, perfect for training workshops, executive meetings, strategic planning sessions, and small conferences for up to 60 people. All with inspiring forest views.

What better way to keep your team nourished than with delicious meals by our world-class culinary team? To ensure your whole team has a fantastic dining experience, we gladly accommodate food preferences or allergies with advance notice.

Aside from beautiful nature, The Crossing at Ghost River also offers a fitness centre, plenty of parking, free wifi, and a number of indoor and outdoor social spaces for you to connect with your colleagues.

Our tried-and-true team building and wellness activities can add a more interactive element to your program, and bring your group closer together. Choose from a variety of no-cost or facilitated options.


What People Are Saying


Our Partners

Our carefully-chosen partners provide quality leadership training programs, team building activities, strategic planning facilitation, motivational speakers, wellness coaching, spiritual sessions and more. Please contact us if you would like more information on our partners.

Pacific Center for Leadership

PCFL’s professional facilitators and leadership consultants provide high-impact leadership development programs and organizational change management strategies for teams and organizations of all sizes and industries. Their sessions include:

  • Developing high-performing teams
  • Understanding your leadership strengths
  • Appreciating differences and diversity
  • Effective communication
  • Increasing your leadership presence
  • Working through conflict
  • Leading change
Scenarios to Strategy

S2S provides organizational and leadership consulting to build purposeful engaged and high-performing organizations. They offer three proven programs to build engagement and drive performance, including:

  • The Business Idea: builds a shared understanding of how organizations & teams create value so it can be accelerated.
  • The Value Proposition Approach to Strategy: integrates strategy, culture, branding, people & performance.
  • Scenario Planning: structures external uncertainty to engage people and inform strategy.
The One World Drum Co.

The One World Drum Co. is a specialty music school that offers team building through drum circles centred on the idea that when we drum together and strive to create a high caliber of music together, we access the same elements that all high performance teams have: leadership, communication, feedback, specialization, trust and passion. 

The One World Drum Co. team building is ideal for building harmony as well as creativity and a willingness to “think outside the box”.

Out of Our Heads Productions

Since 1997, Out of Our Heads Productions has specialized in brining corporate team building and entertainment events to you. They offer wide range of events, including:

  • Public speaking workshops
  • Escape rooms
  • Murder mysteries
  • Trivia games
  • The Amazing Chase
  • The Survivor game
Rob Charette, Experience Manager

Rob Charette, Experience Manager

[email protected]

Meet Our Experience Manager

A valued member of our team, Rob brings 12 years of retail & hospitality experience to the role of Experience Manager at The Crossing at Ghost River. 

Rob will be there to handle your planning and booking from start to finish. From site tours, to quotes, to meal and venue requirements, he takes pride in turning our clients needs and visions into an experience they will always remember.

Ready to start planning your event?

Tell us about your event, then we’ll plan it together. With our personalized event planning services, you can rest assured that every detail will be taken care of.